Man arrested for the murder of his wife

News South Africa

Tebogo Msimanga |

The Police in Thabazimbi have arrested a 55-year-old suspect for allegedly stabbing his wife aged 54 to death in their Plot house at Spitzkop on Wednesday 22 June 2022.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect, who initially attempted to mislead the police by alleging that his wife was killed at the time he was away from home after driving to town, had unexplained bruises and scratches which indicated that he might have committed the murder. The murder weapon was also recovered in the vicinity.

Limpopo Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said after a thorough investigation of the crime scene, the suspect was then arrested. “The deceased has been identified as June Catherine Pautz”.

Limpopo Police  Commissioner Lieutenant General Thembi Hadebe warned community members to desist from Gender Based Violence. The suspect will appear in Thabazimbi magistrate court soon facing a charge of murder.

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